Members are involved in a wide variety of dog related activities. They are
willing to share their information, and help anyone who wants to get started in
the same field.
Several members visit regularly with THERAPY DOGS in Seniors and Nursing
homes, as well as visiting youth groups.
One member has her own team of Huskies and enjoys sledding for pleasure in
Members compete in licensed obedience trials and at any given time, members
have dogs working in different trial levels.
Several members compete in either CKC or AAC agility trials (or both), and
have earned titles, while others train just to have fun.
Several members are involved in Tracking, and also in CKC
activity of Rally-O, which became an official events on Jan 1/07, and have
competed in CARO Rally-O trials.
Two of our members operate Animal Control/Animal shelters in their own
areas, and have been able to send unclaimed, unwanted healthy young dogs down to
Oakville for training as Hearing Ear or Special Skills dogs. Several members
also are local representatives in their "breed rescue" clubs.
| History | Club Information
Members have earned many titles at the club's trials, and at other trials
and events in Ontario.
The club was formed in 1987, and although the membership has remained small,
members keep in touch by email and phone.
EPS ran its first licensed obedience trials soon afterwards, and in 2002
increased the trials to 6 obedience trials - 2 in June and 4 in September.In
2005, they ran 5 trials in September.
EPS is currently the only club in the Near North that is running Working
Certificate Tests, and Hunt tests, for Retrievers. Most years tests have been
run in early June and again late in August. In 2006, several mid-week tests were
run, but due to poor entries, the mid week trials haven't been done since.
In 2000, for the first time in the area, a Field trial Conformation show was
held by a retriever club in conjunction with a trial. Standard Poodles, being
eligible for the WC tests, were also able to compete in the show and the trials.
Agility training indicated a need in the area for licensed agility trials,
and EPS held the first ever CKC Agility trials in the near-north in 2001, and
have run four trials each year since. As of 2016, agility trials are no longer offered.
In 2004, the club ran its first licensed Tracking Test, and had 8 entries in
the TD level, and 2 in the TDX level.
In both 2005 and 2006, and most trials since, the Tracking test
entries filled the day the entries opened.
When Urban tests were approved, the club started running Urban tests as well, and now run tests Spring and Fall each year.
We have a page for dogs owned in the area that have earned tracking titles can be accessed from the main Wimberway index or N.Ont Tracking dogs.
Information | Activities